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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Jan 20, 2015

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, January 20, 2015: The U.S. is still struggling, as the president will note in this evening's State of the Union speech, but at least the economy is still growing. Most of the rest of the world is slowing. Plus, as the world market continues to be flush with low-priced oil, traders are looking for ways to profit from the slump. One strategy: Storing oil in rented tankers until prices go back up.

 

Segments From this episode

How do stock exchanges make money?

Jan 5, 2015
Nasdaq bring in cash from trades but also sells information and software.

Winner reveals inside scoop on game show prizes

Jan 20, 2015
Besides "getting taxed," name something that happens with game show winnings.

Forecasting Tuesday's State of the Union address

Jan 20, 2015
Obama has offered several previews in the weeks leading up to the speech.

Game-show winner pulls back the curtain on prizes

Jan 20, 2015
"Wheel of Fortune" contestant reveals how shows come up with prizes – and why he gave a big one back.
"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak interviews Josh Woo before the start of his game. 
Photo courtesy of Carol Kaelson/Sony Pictures Television

Auction houses filled with high-end art – and drama

Jan 20, 2015
The art world, "where insider trading ... is completely legal and actually frequently practiced."
Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' is auctioned at Sotheby's in 2012 in New York City.
(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

U.S. is a bright spot in slowing global economy

Jan 20, 2015
U.S. growth outpaces Europe, Japan and other developed regions.

Oil traders are hedging their bets

Jan 20, 2015
One strategy: Buying oil then storing it in tankers until prices go back up.

Oil prices tank, we save billions

Jan 20, 2015
In more than half the states, gas is selling for less than $2 a gallon.

Airing on Tuesday, January 20, 2015: The U.S. is still struggling, as the president will note in this evening’s State of the Union speech, but at least the economy is still growing. Most of the rest of the world is slowing. Plus, as the world market continues to be flush with low-priced oil, traders are looking for ways to profit from the slump. One strategy: Storing oil in rented tankers until prices go back up.

 

Music from the episode

Chartreuse Capital Cities
Palace Chalice Mux Mool
So Begins Our Alabee of Montreal
Surprise Hotel Fool's Gold